Privacy News

Despite the widespread belief that Bitcoin is anonymous and private, Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies’ privacy isn’t always good enough by default. Bitcoin’s balances are public, and addresses cannot offer more than pseudonymity. There are some services that can help with masking transactions, but they are not popular and easy enough to gain a large user-base and they also often have fees. Some news about Bitcoin privacy is promising: the implementation of SegWit and the use of the Lightning Network might be first steps in improving privacy. Some developers are focusing on the privacy of cryptocurrencies and developing protocols suitable for private transactions. Today, there are more and more cryptocurrencies that uses different privacy technologies but have their focus on anonymous transactions. Still, popular cryptocurrencies are trying to have the feature of public transactions as they may be used in business banking.

News
Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance invested in blockchain data monetization startup Numbers.
Binance Invests in Taiwanese Blockchain Data Monetization Startup Numbers
Adrian Zmudzinski
2020-01-23T12:12:00+00:00
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Opinion
For over a decade of its existence, Bitcoin has changed dramatically, but its essential features and characteristics are what make it the number one cryptocurre...
The Evolution of Bitcoin's Technology Stack
Lucas Nuzzi
2020-01-23T00:00:00+00:00
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News
Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of cloud-based messenger Telegram, says that Apple’s cloud service iCloud is “now officially a surveillance tool.”
Telegram CEO: Apple’s iCloud Is “Now Officially a Surveillance Tool”
Helen Partz
2020-01-22T19:41:00+00:00
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Chinese experts held a seminar titled "Blockchain technology helps China's new social credit system" on Jan. 14.
Chinese Experts Suggest Using Blockchain Tech in ‘Social Credit’ System
Adrian Zmudzinski
2020-01-22T10:21:00+00:00
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Analysis
As the FCA looks to shake things up under their new AML regime, how will the U.K. and the global cryptocurrency industry react?
FCA’s New AML Regime – UK’s Crypto Market Will Have to Adapt in 2020
Will Heasman
2020-01-21T13:20:00+00:00
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Tron is set to introduce privacy technology based on zero knowledge proofs to its smart contracts, using copied Zcash code for the trusted setup.
Tron to Include Zcash-Based Privacy Features, Announces Trusted Setup Ceremony
Andrey Shevchenko
2020-01-17T13:36:00+00:00
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News
Zcash released a Software Development Kit for both Android and iOS, which allows developers to easily build mobile wallets supporting shielded transactions.
Zcash Poised to Finally Have Private Transactions on Mobile With SDK Release
Andrey Shevchenko
2020-01-16T10:58:00+00:00
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News
BitMEX researchers suggest that the privacy and scalability benefits of Bitcoin’s implementation of the Lightning Network are lower than expected.
Privacy and Scalability of Lightning Network Lower Than Expected: Report
Adrian Zmudzinski
2020-01-13T10:28:00+00:00
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